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Heat capacity of a current carrying superconductor

Goodstein, David L. and Harter, Alexa W. and Chui, Talso C. P. (1998) Heat capacity of a current carrying superconductor. Physics Letters A, 245 (5). pp. 477-478. ISSN 0375-9601. doi:10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00474-5.

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We present an analysis of the heat capacity of a superconductor carrying a constant applied electric current. We find that the heat capacity diverges with an exponent of 0.5 at a depressed transition temperature. This result is similar to a recent calculation of the heat capacity of superfluid helium under an applied heat current.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 11 June 1998; accepted for publication 12 June 1998. Available online 27 October 1998. Communicated by L.J. Sham. T.C.P.C. and A.W.H. would like to thank NASA Microgravity Science and Application Division for its support.
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Subject Keywords:Superconductivity; Heat capacity; Ginzburg-Landau theory
Issue or Number:5
Classification Code:PACS: 64.60.−i; 74.20.De; 74.25.Bt
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Official Citation:David L. Goodstein, Alexa W. Harter, Talso C.P. Chui, Heat capacity of a current carrying superconductor, Physics Letters A, Volume 245, Issue 5, 24 August 1998, Pages 477-478, ISSN 0375-9601, (
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